- Film Guide
Your Sister’s Sister @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Friday, August 17)
(dir. Lynn Shelton, USA, 2012)
Not to be confused with Sister, Sister, MFF alumni (Humpday, 2009) director Lynn Shelton's film (starring Mark Duplass and Emily Blunt) is a tale as old as time: boy knows girl; girl (who may or may not have feelings for you) sends boy to family’s isolated island cabin in the hopes he'll work through brother’s recent death; boy arrives only to discover girl's equally adorable sister already staying there; boy and sister have drinks, which lead to other things, which leads to (naturally) repercussions with original girl.
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Neil Young: Journeys @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Friday, August 17)
(dir. Jonathan Demme, USA, 2012)
Speaking of re-teaming, super-famous musician Neil Young and super-famous director Jonathan Demme hopped in a car and drove from from Young’s hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto for this, their third film together. Young was heading to Toronto to perform the final two nights of his solo tour. Naturally, Demme filmed it, capturing all the childhood tales Young shared with him on the ride there, but also some wonderful live performances.
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ParaNorman @ Fox-Bay Cinema Grill (Opens Friday, August 17)
(dir. Chris Butler & Sam Fell, USA, 2012)
We’re totally in love with how this film looks, which isn’t a surprise considering Laika made it. They’re the folks responsible for the gorgeous-looking film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. This time around, they’re stop-motion animating the tale of a boy who can speak to the dead, and uses that skill to help save his town from a terrible, centuries-old curse. Let this be the “monsters in a kids’ film” appetizer before you see Alfie the Littlest Werewolf at this year’s Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival.
Watch the trailer for ParaNorman